Estate and garden maintenance
What do we do to keep areas clean and safe?
Where appropriate we will act against environmental crime using Community Protection Warnings and Community Protection Notices (CPWs/CPNs).
A CPN is issued to stop persistent, unreasonable behaviour that is detrimental to the community or is having a negative impact on the local community's quality of life. It can be served on individuals or on an organisation/business. A CPN is administered by the Council and will usually contain details of works to be completed or actions to be taken. Where works are to be completed, the Council can carry these works out in default and recharge the costs. A CPN includes the power in some circumstances for forfeiture or seizure of items used in the commission of an offence.
Examples of where we have issued a CPN:
- persistent fly tipping
- persistent stairwell breaches (leaving items on stairwells)
- littering of cigarette ends
- persistent dog fouling and not clearing up
Any breach of a CPN may be dealt with by way of a Fixed Penalty Notice.